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Bus Driver in Hospital After Flying Rod Hits Windscreen

A driver was admitted at the Navua Hospital yesterday after a flying metal rod hit the windscreen of the bus he was driving. Avinesh Chetty, who drives for Pacific Transport,
28 Mar 2017 11:00
Bus Driver in Hospital After Flying Rod Hits Windscreen
The Pacific Transport bus that was hit by a rod yesterday. Photo: Senia Livinio/ Facebook

A driver was admitted at the Navua Hospital yesterday after a flying metal rod hit the windscreen of the bus he was driving.

Avinesh Chetty, who drives for Pacific Transport, was injured by glass fragments. He is under a 24-hour observation.

Mr Chetty declined to comment. It is understood the rod came from a truck that was travelling in the opposite direction.

Photo: Semi Tabaiwalu

Photo: Semi Tabaiwalu/Facebook

A passenger who posted on Facebook said they were travelling towards Pacific Harbour when a metal rod flew off a passing truck and hit the windscreen of the bus.

The passenger said the bus was slowly travelling up a steep hill and the driver managed to stop the bus without further incident.

Photo: Senia Livino/Facebook

Photo: Senia Livino/Facebook

The driver was taken to the Navua Hospital by a passing car.

Police are investigating.

3-vehicle crash

PHOTO: Geoffrey Smith/Twitter

PHOTO: Geoffrey Smith/Twitter

Meanwhile, a three-vehicle crash held up traffic at Princes Road, outside the Australian High Commission gates in Suva yesterday.

A woman allegedly lost control of her car, crossed  the centre lane and hit two vehicles, Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said last night no one was injured.

Police are investigating and have once again urged the public to take extra precaution on our roads.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said: “We are once again recording accidents and while it is fortunate that those involved escaped serious injuries.

“It is still a concern because despite the repeated requests to be safe, there are some who continue to be inconsiderate of the rights of other road users.

“Again it boils down to the attitude of drivers and there is a need for change.”

Korolevu accident update

On Saturday afternoon, a firefighter from Korolevu Fire Station who spoke to Fiji Sun in condition of anonymity said: “The incident happened at around 5:10pm on Saturday.

“The driver and his colleague were travelling towards Lautoka when their vehicle veered off the road.

“They then managed to come out of their vehicle safely,” he said.

The firefighter said by the time they reached the accident scene, the driver and his colleague were safe and they were standing near the roadside.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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